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Cuban president calls to work rigorously against Covid-19

President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Wednesday called to work with rigor, precision and demand to fight the new coronavirus in Cuba, where 186 patients were reported on Tuesday.

On his Twitter account, the head of State shared information published on the official website of the Presidency, which summarizes the latest measures taken by the Government to reduce the impact of the pandemic on Cuba.

The suspension of passenger flights in the country is one of the actions to be enforced in the next few hours, as well as the withdrawal of foreign ships anchored in Cuba's jurisdictional waters, Prime Minister Manuel Marrero announced on Tuesday.

The Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba also decided to suspend the usual May Day parade on International Workers' Day, and postponed the Congress of the National Association of Small Farmers (ANAP).

The Cuban Government has already taken 230 measures to prevent the spreading of Covid-19, including closing the country to international tourism, one of the nation's major hard-currency earners, in order to protect the people.

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Cuba remains at Covid -19 pre-epidemic stage

Cuba has no a Covid-19 epidemic, we remain in phase 2 or the pre-epidemic level, Public Health Minister Jose Angel Portal said on Sunday.

Portal told a news conference that three stages are planned in the government's action against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes Covid-19.

'The first stage refers to confirmed cases that come from Covid-19-affected nations or just cases closely related to foreigners. Then, the phase of limited indigenous transmission, in which Covid-19 cases are confirmed although there is no contact among travelers from affected areas and is limited to a tiny conglomerate in an area of the country,' said Portal.

We have a local transmission in the western province of Matanzas, the person was infested by foreigners and then he infected four other people, and these are secondary cases, because we were able to define the transmission chain, noted Portal, who added that community transmission is when the epidemiological link to identify the chain of transmission cannot be defined.

Therefore, Cuba remains at the pre-epidemic level, the minister of Public Health stressed.

Of the 139 Covid-19 patients, 124 have made stable clinical progress, three died, one was repatriated and four were discharged. Three are in critical conditions and five are seriouslly ill.

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Cuba urges the world to unite in the face of Covid-19

Cuba's Minister of Public Health Jose Angel Portal affirmed the eve that the Covid-19 pandemic is more than a health crisis and urged the countries to act like one to protect all.

On Mesa Redonda TV programme, the official reported that in such regard, 10 brigades made up of physicians and nurses travelled to ten countries to contribute in the care of afflicted people.

Over 340 Cuban experts are in Venezuela, Nicaragua, Jamaica, Haiti, Italy, Belize, Suriname, Grenada, Antigua and San Vicente, he noted.

Portal alluded to a message from WHO's Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, in which he stressed the importance of working together to keep open the lines of supplies, as well as supporting the nations in need.

The minister rejected the questionings of the US government on Cuban medical brigades and US Deputy Secretary's opinions against Venezuela's health government system. 'We are aware of Venezuelan government effort to protect its people's health,' he underscored.

Covid-19 disease has been reported in 171 countries, with 416,916 confirmed cases and 18,565 deaths for a fatality of 4, 4 percent. WHO registers 125 nations in spreading. In the Americas, there are 34 afflicted countries and 11 overseas territories and there were confirmed 64,808 cases.